Archive for June, 2009

Shabbos Thru Tuesday War News: IDF Navy Blocks Blockade-Breaker Contraban Ship, Arab Bomb Attempt Foiled Near Karni, Gaza Arab Infiltration Foiled, Gaza Mortar Fire at IDF; 37 Terrorists Nabbed, Arab Terrorist With Huge Knife Nabbed, Arab Arson-Rock Attack in Yitzhar, Arab Arson Attack at Bat Ayin, Israeli Bus Hit by Molotovs Near Bethlehem

June 30th, 2009

. IDF Navy Intercepts Gaza-Bound [Blockade-Breaker Supply/Contraban] Ship IDF Troops Shoot at [Arab] Gunmen Apparently Planting Bomb Near Karni Crossing Arab Caught Infiltrating From Gaza [Near the Erez Checkpoint] Terrorists Fire Mortar Shell At Soldiers Near Gaza [Near the Nahal Oz Crossing] IDF Arrests 23 Terror Suspects in Yesha Nablus: Palestinian Man With 30 Centimeter […]

Parsha Balak 5769: Agenda Behind Toleration of Evil in the Camp

June 28th, 2009

. by Moshe Burt In previous years when speaking about Parsha Balak, about Bila’am’s scheme to lure Jewish men to immorality and avodah zora, as well as connecting Pinchas’ action, in killing Zimri and Kosbi in the act of co-habitation before the Assembly, this author referred back to a posuk in Parsha Ki Tisa; You […]

Tuesday Thru Friday War News: UNIFIL Finds 20 Launch-Ready Katyushas in South Lebanon; Terrorists Fire on IDF Troops, Fire Kassam Near Karni Crossing; 21 Illegals Nabbed Being Smuggled to Jerusalem, Israel to Limit Operations in PA Cities, Israeli Arab Radio Station Promotes Terror, IDF Nabs 13 Terrorists, 10 Arabs Nabbed for Weapons Trafficking

June 26th, 2009

. [Three Years Later in Lebanon] UNIFIL Finds 20 Katyushas Ready for Launch, by Yaakov Katz (Jerusalem Post) Palestinians Fire on IDF Troops at Gaza Border [Nahal Oz Fuel Depot] Terrorists Fire Kassam at Israel [Falls South of Karni Border Crossing] IDF Captures 21 Palestinians Trying to Infiltrate Jerusalem in Trunk of Bus Israeli [Radio] […]

Shabbos Thru Monday War News: Attack and Found Explosives Ne Gaza’s Kissufim Crossing; Stonings of Jewish Autos in, Near Hevron, 12 Terrorists Nabbed

June 22nd, 2009

. Commentary; Do we do a factor of 10 as to how many acts of war are going unreported (i.e. military censored) based on the number actually reported? MB IDF Forces Attacked [by Terrorist Mortar Shells] Near Kissufim IDF Neutralizes Four Explosives Near Kissufim Fence Arabs Stone Jewish Car South of Hevron IDF Still Fighting […]

Parsha Chukas 5769: Rachel Imeinu’s Tefillot: Demarcation Point Between Corruption and Caring?

June 21st, 2009

. by Moshe Burt The placement in Torah of the Parah Adumah in our Parsha Chukat raises questions as to why it and it’s Halachot are mentioned here in our Parsha; only after Korach’s rebellion and after the continued murmuring of the Am against Moshe Rabbeinu, and after the plague which killed thousands only ending […]

Wednesday Thru Friday War News; Firebomb Attack Near Karnei Shomron, 26 Terrorists Nabbed, Arab Woman Tries to Stab Soldier, Arab Attack on Tel Aviv Police Officer

June 19th, 2009

. IDF Arrests Four Terror Suspects in Yesha Samarian Firebomb Attack [Next to Tzufim Near Karnei Shomron] IDF Arrested 15 Terror Suspects in Yesha Arab Woman Tries to Stab Soldier [at Avnei Hefetz Checkpoint] Arab Jailed for Attacking [Tel Aviv] Police Officer IDF Arrests Seven Terror Suspects in Yesha

Parsha Korach 5769-A: Was Dying by Heavenly Fire Worth the Incense?

June 19th, 2009

. Commentary by Moshe Burt The legendary Jeff Seidel sent around this Parsha HaShevua Korach to Facebook subscribers: Parshat Korach relates the story of Korach, Datan, Aviram and 250 members of the shevet (tribe) or Reuven challenging Moshe’s choice for Kohen Gadol (high priest). The end result was that the 250 members were burned by […]

Bibi’s Speech: Capitulation to Obama — Partial Analysis

June 16th, 2009

. The IRIS blog has offered a valuable analysis of prime minister Netanyahu’s Sunday night speech set in contrast with then-MK Netanyahu’s impassioned plea in 2002 to the Likud central committee against a “Palestinian state”, the position of then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. With his speech on Sunday night, Prime Minister Netanyahu has capitulated on his […]

Be Alert: 18 Soldiers Infected with Swine Flu by Tourists Last Week

June 16th, 2009

. Israel National News has cited an Army radio report indicating that IDF soldiers have recently been infected with swine flu: Eighteen soldiers from different units were infected with the H1N1 swine flu virus last week, when they came in contact with a group of youngsters from the United States who were taking part in […]

Sunday Thru Tuesday War News: Another Kassam Attack, on Ashkelon Beach, IDF Response — Hit Smuggling Tunnels; 19 Terrorists Nabbed, Terrorists Shot at Jewish Auto, Rock Attacks Around Jerusalem

June 16th, 2009

. Kassam Hits Ashkelon Beach Region In Response to Ongoing Rocket and Mortar Fire: Smuggling Tunnels (IDF Spokesperson June 14th, 2009) IDF Arrests Ten Terror Suspects [Throughout Yehuda, Shomron] Shooting Attack [on Jewish Auto] Claimed at Har Bracha IDF Forces Round Up 9 Terrorists, Weapons [in Shechem, Jenin, Ramallah] Rock Attacks Around Jerusalem